kentucky coffeetree just after sunrise

Kentucky Coffeetree 7

It is just after dawn on a clear June morning, just minutes from my residence, but this odd, yet magnificent tree seems to belong to some other world, maybe even some other era–which makes sense, since this rare species supposedly fed the mammoths and today has no natural way of dispersing its seeds.

Keep in mind that this is NOT the entire tree–only about half of it. For more on this tree, see these blog entries: Kentucky Coffeetree One, Three, and Five.